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of new york, the city's youngest mayor and the first mayor of color and at the age of 24, just last january, he was sworn in after winning a sweeping a town -- 18 out of 18 districts and winning a four-way mayoral race. before being appointed he was on the city -- the common counsel representing this witty woody's 4th ward. he is a graduate of cornell university where he majored in communications and he was quite active while he was there tutoring underserved students at ithaca and serving as a board member of the racing education attainment challenge organization. immediately to my right is alex morse who is the mayor of holyoke massachusetts. he is also the city's youngest mayor. and he is the second youngest mayor in state history. is that correct? yeah, so he graduated from brown university with a degree in urban studies and during his time at brown he worked as a youth career counselor. he was also on the governors lgbt commission and the main focus of his administration at the moment are early childhood literacy, building an economy focused around art, innovation and technolog
to make the decisions? so i ran for the city council in my junior year when i was 20 years old and i won. four years later i decided that i would like to be the mayor. iran and i won and laboratories of democracy i truly think cities are the frontline frontline of democracy. cities are where ideas get put into action where you can see if they are going to make a difference or not. one of the ideas that i championed it my second year in 2009 back when i was a young man was a smoking ban. banning smoking in public parks outdoors and after playgrounds and dining spaces in the comments which is a buyer -- which is our outdoor pedestrian park. the time it was very radical. the following year mayor bloomberg at the did the same thing in new york city. so he is welcome but that. i sent him a note and i told him any other ideas you want we can talk. you can do these things on a city level because you can reach -- speak to them and not let don't speak over them because you can only keep their attention for this long. who can grab and hold onto their attention what is more he cannot score politica
to practice for their first debate in just five days. a crime-ridden city fires its police force. tony guida reports on why camden, new jersey, is making this dramatic move. a bumper crop of bad apples, thanks to fickle weather. manuel bojorquez talks to orchard owners counting up their losses. and new meaning to the phrase "a dog's life." michelle miller takes us inside a new luxury pet hotel. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> reid: good evening. i'm chip reid. of the 38 days remaining until election day, the most important of all may be this coming wednesday when president obama and mitt romney meet in denver for the first of three debates. the stakes are sky high, especially for mr. romney. running mate paul ryan made the case for a mitt romney presidency today in the toss-up state of new hampshire. >> we have got to stop spending money we don't have. >> reporter: vice president joe biden campaigned in battled ground florida, where he argued that the obama administration inherited trillion-dollar deficits from the bush administration. >> they put two wars on a
know what the city is doing to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. >> reporter: we are at the america's cup official store. if you look here to your right, you can see one northbound lane there, will be shutdown this weekend between the ferry building and bay street to allow emergency vehicles access to the hub of all of the activities. around 6:30 this morning, a military convey, led by police came through in preparation for fleet week. today is also the quarter finals for americas cup with races scheduled this weekend. estimated to draw 40,000 people to the bay. evmember of the police force will be out. leaders say it's a practice run for the big america's cup event next year, 3 million people are expected to attend. the blue angels will be flying over head, practicing today. catch a quick peek practicing this afternoon and shows saturday and sunday. it's part of fleet week. here is a look at the big events we talked about earlier , the giants taking on the reds in the national league playoffs and the hardly strictly blue grass festival in golden gate park. niners
area braces for the bustle, cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez reports the city can't wait for the windfall. >> it's going to be very busy and profitable. >> like what, a car payment? >> it could be depending on the car. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: not all this weekend tourists will spend money like sailors on leave but they will leave a major mark. >> it's undeniable. >> reporter: matt of the san francisco travel association says visitors to the city spend about $300 per day. >> about a third of that is spent in the hotels. that means two thirds of it is spent outside the hotels. that's restaurant, retail, museum, galleries, other cultural experiences, transportation. >> reporter: with a million visitors projected this weekend, that's an economic impact of about $300 million per day. >> september was an amazing month for us our busiest month for occupancy since 2009. >> reporter: michael pace general manager of the "w" hotel says october is on path to do even better. >> this could potentially beat the record. we are within a percentage point of out doing ourselves again. >> reporter: the fo
in syria are doing what they can to hp the wound aftern attack in the city of aleppo. at least three powerful explosions ripped through the center of the commercial capital. they killed more than 30 people. state run tv reports explosions occurred near an officer's club in the northern city. opposition forces are claiming responsibility. they say they used the car bombings to target officers and militias loyal to president bashar al assad. the free syrian army renewed its offensive last week in an effort to win control of aleppo. government forces responded with air strikes. a free syrian army said they mobilized 30,000 troops and 2,000 tanks for the battle. rebel fighters plan to carry out more simultaneous bombing attacks on the military. >>> plummeting value of iran's currency has triggered rare street clashes in the capital tehran. the protests jai alai growing public frustration with the government. scores of protesters clashed with riot police in the city's main bazaar on wednesday. they demanded the government stop the rial's plunge. it lost 70% of the value in the last year s
? >> right now, the baltimore city health committee is meeting to discuss changing the way it inspects food facilities by assigning grades that would be in full view of patrons. lowell melser joins us with more on that. >> you may have seen in places like los angeles where you walk into an establishment and there is a sign there that tells you how clean the establishment is you are walking into. now baltimore city, there is a council that once to bring the idea here. the lunch rush is in full swing. not much has changed since the owner's family of any place in the late 1940's. when asked about a new proposal to assign grades concerning health inspections, he told us why change a system that already works? >> the health department does their job. is the place should be closed down, it is close down. i do not see what the grades really mean in reality. >> the bottom line is the citizens deserve to know the conditions of the places where they eat the thing right now, they cannot do that. >> the idea comes from councilmen -- cancel man -- councilman ran and scott. he got the idea from restauran
. >> this was to long, to late, and to loud. >> a city approved rabe in oakland brings hundreds of complaints mile away. why those behind the event say they did nothing wrong. . . and tens of thousands turn out for a high tech event. the big announcement oracle is making. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now this is ktvu channel 2news at five. >> good evening. i'm ken wayne. >> i'm heather hoppings. we start this 5:00 hour with breaking news out of san carlos where a shooting crash has shut down a portion of southbound highway 101. the police say an parent shooting victim was involved in a crash near the holly street exit. authorities say a vehicle was seen swerving before it veered off the roadway. we don't know the extent of the victim's injuries. the traffic is stopped in the southbound lanes and some people were standing outside of their cars. if we get more information on the breaking story we will of course bring it to you during the course of this newscast. >>> now to developing news that we are following for you off the san mateo coast. the coast guard launching a search for t
with pedestrians. so, where to put the bicyclists? city officials are going to try a novel idea. northbound lane on the embarcadero closed down, just for bicyclists. they think it is good because they want to keep them often sidewalk away from the pedestrians. there are -- there are signs around the embarcadero flashing now warning people of how crowded it is going to be. the plan for the bicyclists has not been widely publicized this is a new idea. they are going to shutdown a lane between bay and washington starting tomorrow. really, the message is, just don't even try to drive a car down here on the embarcadero this weekend. the elite flight team will take to the skies saturday and sunday afternoon. some of the pilots say san francisco is one of their favorite cities to fly over. they ever a big event not necessarily the main event. they will be sharing the stage the america's cup semi finals sailing competition is expected to attract huge crowds especially down at marina green. then don't forget about the giants' playoff game tomorrow. crowds on the embarcadero trying to get to the stadium.
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an attack in the city of aleppo. at least three powerful explosions ripped through the center of the capital that killed more than 30 people. state-run tv reports the explosions occurred near an officers' club in the northern city. opposition forces are claiming responsibility and say they use the car bombings to target the officials loyal to president bashar al-assad. they renewed it last week to gain control with aleppo. a free syrian army spokesperson says the assad regime mobilized 30,000 troops and 2,000 tanks for the battle. he says rebel fighters plan to carry out simultaneous bombing attacks on the military. >>> citizens upset by iran's plummeting currency have taken to the streets of the capital tehran. their protests highlight their growing frustration with the government. protesters fought with riot police in the city's main bazaar. they were demanding the government stop the fall of the rial. demonstrators staged another protest in a different area of the city. iran's currency has lost 70% of the value in the past year and hit record lows against the dollar. u.s. and european san
city made the list of america's sharpest cities. >> and a look ahead at the to close outpared the regular season and home. one more game today. the team is the nationals will end the .egular season at home today >> the champions will close out philliess against the to wait toey have out who they will play in the first round of the playoffs. teddy roosevelt will more shot. he seems to have trouble every time it tries to block out the competition. attend -- the fans attending this afternoon's game pin even if a teddy they don't win today. the birds, made the playoffs for since 1987, still behind the new york yankees. they beat the red sox last night. can force a one-game tiebreaker. that is if they win tonight and beat the yankees. we hope all falls into place d.c.baltimore and >> let's check and wood jacqui jeras on the weather. >> dense fog advisory is in across maryland and extreme northern virginia. even though we don't have an advisory in the metro, it is foggy withy visibility at a half mile at national and a third of a mile at dulles. warm temperatures. 70 in d.c., 64 at
problems into the city. this is 280. it's a nice quiet commute. almost looks like things are standing still. >> boy, i tell you, thank you. >>> when is national chai tea day. that's what i want. you folks in santa rosa. livermore airport is 95. closer to town it was 91. san jose 81. only down one. now, areas of fog in san jose. that was not the case yesterday. concord 88. yesterday, 83 today and santa rosa, 77. cool coast, warm to hot inland. everything says we'll start warming up saturday. then we'll really warm up sunday and monday and then it looks like it will collapse as the area of low pressure merges to the north. these temperatures, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s. there will be a huge difference tomorrow. there's a difference today, tomorrow will be even bigger. na pap is out -- napa is out there. this low continues to sit here and kind of float around. we're waiting for high pressure to come in behind that system. that starts tomorrow. some of the fog is very thick. be careful. reduced visibility. hazy, warm inland, not as hot as yesterday. 60s, 70s, upper 80s. it does show signs of getting wa
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in caracas -- on the surface, a to could be any city in the world, but after nearly a decade and a half of revolution, young people here care about more than fun. they are very politically engaged. >> i am sure that young people will vote for chavez on sunday, a vote for the candidate who has our best interest in hard. and he is attending a campaign event with the sports minister, handing out equipment to society's underprivileged. he wants the social programs introduced during the revolution to continue. >> the challenge for us young people is to move forward with the revolution. also for the sake of the next generation. >> chavez is promising to continue the path to socialism. he has already nationalized the oil industry, pouring in from into programs for the poor -- pouring in come from the programs -- >> but others have already given up on ghavez -- chavez and his fight for the less fortunate. the challenger has made the rapidly rising crime rate his main issue. >> we do not want to live like this, with violence and out of control crime. >> of venezuela is considered one of the most
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the rising murder rate in the city and his plea comes at the same time his department is under the threat of a federal take over. nick smith is on the story. >> i think a lot of these issues are in pockets where if you are playing with that crowd then that's what's going to happen. >>reporter: she appears to be right. she opened the barbecue here 10 months ago. knows about the violence that plague the city but it has avoided her and the restaurant. she thinks she knows why. >> we communicate with the people in the neighborhood and look out for us. >>reporter: communicate. that's what oakland city leaders are trying to do. >> many in our community are reluctant to come forward with information. >>reporter: oakland police chief jordan led a press conference focusing on the city effort to reduce crime. rash of gun violence left 5 people dead in less than 24 hours raising the number of those killed by gun violence in the city of oakland to 90. today the department introduced tip watch. new tool to fight crim crime. >> this is one of many ways that you can help reduce violent crimes
parade and outside the city we have florence and the machine in mountain view, madonna in san jose, a cal game, whoo, i'm exhausted and i haven't named all the events this weekend. so use mass transit. that's the best advice. bart, ferries, muni are stepping up service this weekend. by the way, we have learned that bart actually had two of their top 10 ridership days earlier this week and they only expect those numbers to soar continuing into saturday and sunday. so to get all the latest on information on how to avoid this traffic mess expected this weekend and all the events, go to our cbssf.com/weekend. all right. so it should be a great weekend in the city. for the latest on traffic right now, if there is any, let's go to gianna inside the studio. >> reporter: good morning. thank you very much. you're right. there's not a lot going on this morning. it's "friday light" so we're off to a good start. live look at conditions at the golden gate bridge. an easy ride into san francisco. let's show you a map of minneapolis. everything is on time. -- let's show you a map of mass transit. everyt
of the regime's constant aerial b bombardment is on the cities. they know they need a no fly zone or those weapons. because they're not getting them from the west or international community support, they're turning to extremist groups who are willing to step in and fill the vacuum. >> inkrcredibly important point. that's what many people in washington were concerned about. you have been on the ground, right? you just came back from there. do you think what happened yesterday in the news, that this is the first shot in what becomes now a wider conflict? >> absolutely. the region is on tender hooks in lebanon, turkey, jordan. i think everybody is watching very closely to see how the revolution within the country is changing, how it is implementing more extremist tactics, how people are becoming more radicalized. at the same time syrians would say do you think we want extremists to come in and hijack our revolution? of course we don't. but we're drowning and we asked you. we said give me your hand and you wouldn't give it to us. and they will, so we'll take it. >> every syrian activist with t
, what initiatives would you put in place to make sure that jobs are created in the inner cities, like trenton, newark and jersey city? >> moderator: senator menendez, europe first. menendez: i'm proud of the areas we work in our state. the reality is that transit villages, the new transportation bill. i'm glad to see that with my leadership on mass transit, new jersey will receive, an additional $70 million more. that legislation is looking at saving and/or creating about 52,000 jobs. a lot of those transit villages and opportunities are right in urban areas, using advantage of our infrastructure. livable communities. my legislation in that regard but hope communities that are not only urban, but the more suburban, but nonetheless very close to urban areas would create greater development opportunity as well. and so, we are going to continue to work with these communities so that in fact they can realize the future of their citizens. >> moderator: senator kyrillos. kyrillos: as i go around the cities of new jersey, i am so sad to see the poverty, to see the unemployment, to see that t
city streets, a hundred more than usual. bart will add more cars to its regular trains. >> we could shatter ridership records. >> reporter: and there will be extra ferry service. eight boats will be in circulation, taking passengers from vallejo, oakland and alameda to san francisco. >> expect to carry between 10,000 and 12,000 people this weekend. >> reporter: now, another way to get around town is to do exactly what you see all these people doing here. walk. we've looked at the maps, charted the routes and determined it is possible to end up to just about every event this weekend on foot in a single day. we'll tell you how, coming up at 6:00. allie rasmus, channel 2news. >> again, the blue angels will be performing this weekend. one thing you can say about the blue angels is they only perform if there are clear skies. too much fog or cloud cover, and they won't go out. our chief meteorologist bill marth inn is tracking the weather for this weekend. bill, what do you think? >> yeah, they are going to be fine. we say clear skies, kind of like what we had today. today, they did pract
people are dead in the syrian city of aleppo after a suicide bombing in the government controlled part of the city. >> aleoppo has been a major battleground. the two sides seemed to be deadlocked. >> deep craters in the crate a huge amount of explosives was used in this attack. months of warfare have reduced the once magnificent buildings in the square to ruins. wednesday's explosions ripped through a military office club and a hotel. it is caught most of those killed were government soldiers. -- thought most of those killed were government soldiers. >> we condemn these crimes and we contain the nation's plotting against us to support the terrorists. >> ralph forces suspected of carrying out the attack announced last week a new offensive aimed at retaking the city. these images from tuesday's show clashes between government forces and rebels in the city. the rebels are seeking to advanced street by street from the east. the army has control of the west. neither side appears to have made significant gains. president bashar al-assad is said to have ordered thousands of reinforcements to
could be a turning point in the race. bombs are turning one of the world's most historic cities into rubble-- at least 40 dead today. clarissa ward on who's behind it. most americans take supplements, but do they work? dr. jon lapook has the results of a new investigation. and anthony mason with unforgettable debate moments. >> there you go again. >> who am i? >> you're no jack kennedy. >> pelley: so give a listen. >> i'm all ears. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from denver. >> pelley: good evening, president obama and mitt romney meet here tonight on the stage behind me at the university of denver for their very first debate. the stakes are high because 34 days before the election this race is still up for grabs. the latest poll of likely voters by the "wall street journal" shows the president with a three-point lead over governor romney, 49% to 46%. but that's within the margin of but that's within the margin of error, so it's very nearly a tie. the debate tonight is the first chance voters are going to have to si
to have a cease-fire. >> reporter: parts of the syrian city of lipo laid in rubles. syrian state tv said three suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives killing 34 people. three blasts went off within minutes of each other near military officer's club pap fourth struck near the chamber of commerce. the city has become one of the biggest battlegrounds in the 18 month fight between rebels and government forces. syria's parliament condemned the bombings referring to the rebels as terrorists trying to out of president bashir al assad. lipo has seen intense fighting but been rarely the target of suicide attacks. the kploegs triggered panic among some residents who just want the conflict to end. >> it's been three weeks since the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya was attacked. four americans were killed. there are questions and criticism of the u.s. response to the attack. congress is opening its own investigation. at the state department margaret brennan reports secretary clinton promises a full accounting. >> reporter: were there requests for increase in security in been gazay an
] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] use any citi card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts, more events, more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's boring now? [ male announcer ] get more access with the citi card. [ crowd cheering, mouse clicks ] >>> here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. afternoon showers in new york, 73. thunderstorms in miami, 88. mostly cloudy in chicago, 66 degrees. mostly sunny in dallas, 83. mostly sunny skies in los angeles, hot, 95 degrees. >>> let's check your national forecast. the storm bringing rain is heading east from the mid-atlantic states. the cold front bringing showers and thunderstorms will extend into florida. in the southwest, expect record heat. the mercury could top 113 degrees in some areas. >>> in sports this morning, the bears turned on the d against tony romo and the dallas cowboys. romo pressured all night throwing five int
- thousand dollars in disability benefits. city officials have not commented on the subpoena. it's sentencing day for william cellini. he was convicted of trying to shake down a hollywood producer for a campaign donation for former governor blagojevich, in exchange for a state contract. federal prosecutors want an 8- year sentence. the defense is asking he get probation. >>grabbing food while in a hurry is about to become a lot easier in chicago. mayor emanuel has unveiled 23 locations for food trucks. these vehicles would be allowed to set up for two hours at a time at each location, but requires them to stay at least 200 feet away from any licensed restaurants. there would be some designated stands where the trucks would be exempt from the 200-feet rule. the locations include lakeview lincoln park, and the loop. the full city council must still approve the locations. >>coming up next the growing concerns around the country over a meningitis outbreak that's killed four people and sickened dozens of others. and, after being famously created in a harvard dorm room, social media giant facebook
. the city of phoenix policy is to back off and follow. what will happen when they get further down the road is another matter. there are unconfirmed reports whether the driver fired at police but that is what ksaz is reporting, our station from the sky fox pilot. trace mentioned the signals. the signals are digital. they have to be really strong. you do not only get a partial signal anymore the way we used to. with digital it is locked in, which it now is, or you don't get it at all. it freezes. then it goes to black. it is possible we could lose this signal. it is my understanding our station in phoenix has multiple transmission towers so the chopper would be able to point toward another "receive" location so it is possible we can follow this with police. you have to hope, trace, this guy does not cause another driver who is not aware of what is going on to make a move that gets people hurt. >>trace: that is the concern when someone is armed and you go back to the transmission issue. there are a number of microwave antennas on different mountains around phoenix area. they can bounce from o
with the shutdown of 405, there is more traffic on all the other freeways here in los angeles. a city that doesn't have a lot of public transit. so we don't hear that there are a lot of backups, so it appears to go going smoothly. >> i have bee on it so many times during grid lock. it was not fun. i remember last year so many people were nervous that they stayed destiinside. but tomorrow may be a little work, as you said, right? >> well, the first carmageddon was not that bad. everybody stayed inside. e freeways were not that awful. this time around, what the officialins are worried about, everybody has their guard down -- driving around the surface street their certainly appears to be more people in their cars getting around today. but not to the extent where it is causing any major grid lock elsewhere. >> it is certainly a sight to see. that never happens that you see the 405 with no cars or traffic on it. >> want to tell you about a dramatic rescue after a fisherman is thrown into the water. caught on camera. you see it next. also, this. >> okay, the winning ticket numbers. >>> this is a real
orleans temporarily blocked a city ordinance that outlaws preaches on bourbon street after dark. it the law bars people from disseminated social religious or political messages on the street between sunset and sunrise. the american civil liberties union filed suit on behalf of a preacher after members of her ministry were arrested. in new york city a prominent egyptian american blogger was arrested after painting over a controversial subway ad that equates jihad with savagery. the hotly debated ad now in several subway stations urges people to defeat jihad and support israel against, quote, the savage. several muslim and interfaith groups have protested the ads. the sponsors insist they are protected by the first amendment. in other news there was more scholary debate this week over the so-called gospel of jesus's wife. an ancient scrap of papyrus a harvard professor says might be evidence early christians believed jesus was married. the vatican this week called the item a fake and a clumsy forgery. >>> a special church of england panel held three days of closed door meetings to
in a key city. nbc's ann curry was inside syria this weekend and is along the border with turkey tonight. >> reporter: lester, good evening, the war in syria has taken a dramatic turn as rebels has launched a massive talk on multiple fronts. just 40 miles from the tur,ish border. this weekend as fighting raged a large part of the treasured marketplace, a world heritage site that dates back to the 14th century was burned to ashes. the army says if they can take the city, they will strike a critical blow to the regime in a war that has killed as many as 30,000 people so far. our news team traveled inside syria this weekend and a rebel commander told us he is frustrated by the power of government warplanes. he told us if the world enforced a no fly zone or gave the free syrian anti-aircraft weapons, this war would be over in two days. many fear this war could become a wider conflict, as many as 700,000 refugees could flee syria by the end of this year. >> ann curry on the syrian boarder. >>> and this was an especially deadly day in iraq, where 76 people were killed and almost 100 injured in
sides. the fight is on for aleppo, syria's largest city and one of the world's oldest. the rebels call it a decisive battle. it is also deadly. this weekend the intense combat triggered a massive fire in the city's ancient marketplace. a priceless landmark, reducing much of it to ashes. we made our way in to syria, past scenes of devastation, to the outskirts of aleppo. to meet rebel commander ahmed afaj once a local businessman now driven by the loss of his own brother, killed in combat. he leads more than 2500 rebels. all sunni muslims. and says he is battling shiite militants fighting for the regime, mostly from outside syria. iranian and hezbollah fighters are here in large numbers, he says. when we kill them, we find their i.d. cards. the u.s. has accused iran of meddling in syria. the commander goes farther. he says of the regime, all of the planes they're using, the new ones, are from iran. and, he says, government planes are dropping a new kind of weapon. bombs in barrels, with chemicals, he says, that take out city blocks. a whole family was in here, he says, and an old man. t
the city. the result, a global climate change. >> as nothing else changes, the outlook looks pretty bad. the paper we just had published suggests that it was the same conditions over the next 10 years, we would see further reduction by half. remember, these changes are happening before the major impact of climate change kicks in. >> the government says they are spending hundreds of millions of dollars trying to protect the great barrier reef. the u.n. says that unless more is done, the reef risks losing its world heritage list davis. this would turn into a political and ecological disaster. it has just been stand by google. are these pictures about to go from being an up-to-date window on the "masterpiece to a collection for an archive? >> a thrilling sport tradition or a crow and antiquated form of entertainment? in mexico, the debate is raging on whether to ban bullfighting. >> it is still one of the most controversial past times in the americas. bullfighting has been practiced in mexico since the time of the conquistadores, but its days might now be numbered. last year, a proposed ba
, hoping to convince him they needed a bosnian muslim in city hall to speak for their interests. they did not get what they wanted. >> the united states expects that whoever is elected mayor of this community will work very hard for reconciliation and will be working for all the citizens of the city. >> survivors find that hard to believe. >> just a thought of someone becoming mayor who is in part responsible for those events leaves me speechless. >> at the side of the worst european atrocities since world war ii, many serbs deny what international courts have ruled a genocide. >> what genocide? that was not genocide. it was civil war. >> 17 years on, many survivors say the election outcome could silence the bosnian muslim voice of srebrenica. >> coming up on the good news for passengers who missed their flights. >> first, some stories in the headlines. hong kong has paid tribute to the 38 victims of monday's collision between the ferryboat and the other boat. they observed three minutes of silence. officials held a memorial service. the accident was hong kong's worst maritime disaster in
there are 2000 or 3000 people down in the center of the old city, the protest so far is relatively good natured. as you said in your opening remarks, jordan has avoided many of the pitfalls of violence and upheavals we have seen over the last two years in other countries, particularly in syria to the north. many jordanians are anxious that whatever changes might be in store, they need to avoid a descent into civil war. there are heartfelt calls for a general political we fall. -- reform. people want a change to the political system. they do not want a change to the monarchy. the monarchy is safe and acceptable to many jordanians. they think parliament means to be reformed in the eyes of many jordanians. the muslim brotherhood is out on the streets today. they see the success of their fellow brother the members in egypt and tunisia and libya and it wants to get freedom for themselves. the jordanian king dismissed parliament last night and called for new elections. how representatives the elections -- how representative the elections will be is yet to be seen. >> the elections will be carried out
. but some longtime residents are more concerned that the city is not prepared for the play-off crowds. d.c. transportation officials and the police say they will spread out extra staff as far as a mile from the ballpark in order to keep traffic moving. >> we're going to do the bes we can to manage the crowds. not just cars, but pedestrians. everyone tends to all go at one time. >> there are still things to be worked out but we're hopeful over the next few weeks won't be a nightmare for residents. >> the first play-off game is next wednesday. >>> enjoy this mild weather while you can. we've got changes moving in just in time for the weekend. veronica johnson has a look at the conditions out there right now. hey, v.j. >> hey there, doreen and jim. yeah, we're going to move through several seasons over the next couple of days, believe it or not. so, yeah, a lot of folks enjoying today. absolutely gorgeous conditions now that we've got the front out of here. the fog from this morning, too, again, and that cloud cover. temperatures still hanging out in the 70s, from 75 in gaithersburg, to 79
in the resort city. as part of a program that brings americans to israel, but was recently fired from his job. on the campaign trail, president obama slammed republican challenger mitt romney during appearances in the battleground states of colorado and wisconsin. some have criticized obama's appearance in the first potential debate wednesday night, he appeared lackluster compared to more aggressive romney. obama hit back against his opponent during a rally in denver, accusing romney of backtracking over tax cuts for the wealthy. >> when i got onto the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. [laughter] but it could not have been in romney because the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts to favor the wealthy. the fellow on stage last not said he did not know anything about that. >> mitt romney tried to capitalize on his high marks from the debate as he campaigned in the swing state of virginia. some critics noted obama fell to ask from the about his famous 47% comment that nearly half of americans
rock syria's biggest city. pictures of total destruction on the ground, collapsed buildings, huge craters left in the road. the blast happened in the main square in allepallepo. they believed blasts were caused by car bombs. violence between rebels and assad continues to rise. angie goff, news 4. >>> this could be one of the most crucial days of the election. president obama and mitt romney will face off tonight in their first presidential debate. it will take place at this hockey arena in denver. romney has spent the past few days in the mile high city preparing for tonight. he took a break yesterday for lunch at chipotle. the president has been preparing in nevada. he visited the hoover dam. both campaigns now how crucial tonight's debate is. >> i think it's an opportunity for governor romney to flush out these issues face to face with president obama and there's no opportunity for the obama campaign to twist his message or his past words. >> he's very good at explaining what's going on, what he's proposing, what he has done. and i don't think there's anything to worry about. >>
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